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Folk Tales 2

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wil burnside

on 9 September 2012

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Transcript of Folk Tales 2

"I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE THINKING, 'THAT'S A TALKING FROG!' RIGHT??? WRONG, I'M A TOAD." "LET'S LET GO OF THAT FOR A MOMENT AND WE WILL EXPLORE FOLK TALES...CROAK! EXCUSE ME" FOLK TALES "I KNOW, I KNOW, GNOMES ARE A LITTLE UNSETTLING." "ONCE UPON A TIME DEEP IN THE ENCHANTED WOODS THERE WERE..." STORIES NOW CHILDREN, WHY DO WE TELL STORIES? ENTERNTAINMENT ORAL HISTORY TRANSMIT CULTURE
MORALS
EXPERIENCE "SURELY THERE MUST BE DIFFERENT TYPES OF STORIES?" MYTH FOLK LORE Myths tell us about the origins of the universe. They also often have religious aspects to them Educational
Everyday or magical worlds
Teach morals
Superstitions
Beliefs
Social values "The line between genres is blurry." FABLE FAIRY TALES ? "Don't worry about it. But what about our elements? Well..." Setting: Usually "once upon a time." Or, Settings usually take place in a kingdom, or in a magical natural setting. No, no... Yeah, like that. "Character. Remember this guy?" "Scary I know. Folk tales usually deal with magical characters, royalty, paupers, talking animals, or people like you." Characters are often flat "POV is varied, but folk tales usually use the 3rd person objective (omniscient). Folk tales are often simple and therefore do not use complex narrative devices." "Similarly, conflict is usually external." "That's it for now. We will discuss more later." 3 Folk tales do have some special features... Like the pattern of three. FIN
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